This silver armband was made from a rectangular piece of silver with rounded corners, bent into a C shape, with ends not touching. A raised line forms a border along both long edges. At each end of the armband, near the edges, there are two round holes opposite one another. Engraved in the center is the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, which consists of a shield surrounded by a circular strap and buckle, topped by a crown, and supported by a lion on one side (symbolizing England) and a unicorn on the other (symbolizing Scotland). This is an example of a trade good that Europeans would have used to barter with the American Indians in the Great Lakes region. They would have bartered silver for corn, furs, and skins. They may have also used these items as gifts to build relationships with American Indians in the area. Ohio Historical Society Image A4786_000134_1.
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